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New community quarantine guidelines are being implemented in Metro Manila, Laguna, and Bataan now that the initial August announcements have come and gone. For the remainder of the provinces, the initial guidelines are still in place. 


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This is due to the fact that the numbers of infected are increasing which includes people who are infected with the Delta variant. There’s also the fact that it was recently announced that the LAMBDA variant or the Peru variant was detected. 

With that said, it’s much better for everyone to stay at home if it’s not essential to go out. As well as, if you can get vaccinated, please do so as this will immensely help you and others from getting severely sick from the virus. 

We know with all these constant updates and changes on community quarantines, it can get very confusing especially if you’re itching to go someplace other than the supermarket or drugstore. That’s why we’ve answered all of your Covid travel-related questions here. 

Where can I travel to in the Philippines right now? 

Depending on where you’re coming from and where you’re going, this is a bit of a tricky question to answer. But to put it simply, if you’re coming from a province that is under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), you can not travel for leisure anywhere. Hotels in these provinces are also not allowed to accept guests except for quarantine. That is, they are approved by DOH, DOT, and BOQ. 

On the other hand, people coming from provinces that are under General Community Quarantine and all of its modifications can travel within provinces that are in the same category following all health and safety guidelines imposed on the province you want to visit. Hotels are also allowed to take in guests for both leisure, essential, and quarantine. 

What is leisure travel and where can I go in the Philippines? 

Leisure travel or non-essential travel is a trip made outside the usual environment for the main purpose of entertainment, holiday, recreation, relaxation, hobby, etc.

Provinces that are under the General Community Quarantine and all of its modified versions are open for leisure travel. However, best to check with the LGU of the province you want to visit to be sure. 

What is essential travel and where can I go in the Philippines? 

Essential travel means that people should not be traveling for leisure purposes and should only be traveling for essential reasons, such as: for work, for a funeral or medical purposes. Restrictions on whether essential travel restrictions are being enforced can vary between provinces and even cities. Again, it’s best to check the local announcement of the place you’re visiting to get the most accurate information. 

What are the quarantine procedures for returning Filipinos? 

In compliance with Philippine government regulations, travelers arriving in the Philippines starting May 8, 2021, and onwards shall undergo 14 days of quarantine, 10 of which shall be observed at an accredited hotel or facility, and the remaining 4 to be completed at home under the monitoring of their respective Local Government Units.  Travelers shall also undergo an RT-PCR test on the seventh day of their quarantine stay.

You must stay at a hotel accredited by our Tourism and Health Agencies while you wait for your scheduled test and the release of results. You can only check out from your hotel on the tenth day of your quarantine stay. Day 1 starts on your arrival date.

If you are fully vaccinated, whether in the Philippines or abroad, and are coming from “Green” countries, you are required to hold only a 7-day booking. For more information on fully vaccinated passengers, check here.

Where can I stay for quarantine?

If you need a quarantine hotel that is accredited by the Department of Tourism, Department of Health, and Bureau of Quarantine, we’ve updated our list of RedDoorz Hotels in Metro Manila that you can easily book using the RedDoorz App. 

RedDoorz near Veterans Memorial Medical Center


112 Rd 1 Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

RedDoorz Plus @ Evangelista Street Makati


1731 Evangelista St. cor. Lucban St. Bangkal Makati, Manila

RedDoorz Plus @ Winter Benitez


157C Benitez St. Cubao Quezon City, Metro Manila

RedDoorz near Araneta Center Quezon City


10 Imperial St., Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila

RedDoorz Plus @ Urban Deca Tower Edsa 2


69 Epifanio de Los Santos Ave, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

RedDoorz Plus near Bamboo Organ Las Piñas


Padre Cierra Avenue Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila

RedDoorz Plus near Osmena Highway 2


2381 Taal Street, Ermita Manila Malate, Metro Manila

RedDoorz near OWWA Pasay


62 Santa Monica St, Pasay Manila, 1709 Metro Manila, Philippines 

RedDoorz @ EDSA Pasay


525 EDSA,1300, Pasay City, Philippines Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines 

RedDoorz @ Moonwalk Paranaque


E. Rodriguez Avenue, Barangay Moonwalk, Paranaque (near terminal 1 & 2) Manila, 1709 Metro Manila, Philippines

RedDoorz near Quirino Station Manila

931 Quirino Avenue, Malate, Metro Manila Malate, Metro Manila, Philippines

Reddoorz Plus @ Jardin Suites Guadalupe Nuevo


San Jose Street, 8604 Metro Manila, 1212 Metro Manila, Philippines

RedDoorz near Quiapo Church Manila


512 Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Check out our full article on quarantine hotels here. Also, Reach out to marketing-philippines@reddoorz.com to avail of this package!

Booking is easy with RedDoorz. Simply download the mobile application, and book from there. 

Once you’ve confirmed your booking with any of these accredited hotels for quarantine, you may contact the hotel’s Corp Sales department for further assistance. 

Have other questions in mind? You can easily contact us via our website or email us at cs-philippines@reddoorz.com. 

You can always find our safe and comfortable hotels at just the tip of your fingers. Visit our website or download our mobile app for more updates and information!

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